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Prof. Cieplak received his M.Sc. at Warsaw University in 1973 and his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. He worked at Warsaw University till 1989. Currently, prof. Cieplak is a head of the Biological Physics Group at the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The Group is involved in experimental and theoretical studies of proteins. He is a member of the executive board of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and an Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society. He had many research appointments at Rutgers University, Penn State University, and Johns Hopkins University. He runs summer general physics courses at Johns Hopkins University since 2001. He was also doing undergraduate summer teaching at Rutgers University in 1990-2000.


Prof. Marek Cieplak, has published more than 180 peer-refereed publications since 1975 and his work has been cited in over 2700 publications. His research interests include topics in theoretical condensed matter physics (spin glasses, porous media, river networks, atomic friction, molecular dynamics studies of wall-fluid phenomena) and, since 1995, in biological physics (e.g., molecular dynamics of folding and stretching of proteins, interpretation of data coming from genetic micro-arrays). He has more than 55 invited lectures at international conferences. He is a co-author of a graduate textbook “Theory of Quanta” published by Oxford University Press in 1992. His web site address is


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